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Jan 2, 2010 6:30pm EST
another $1,000 to that. there's no medicare or medicaid. the government pays a cash subsidy to anyone who can't afford the basic policy. no one goes broke from getting sick, but health care's cost to the economy here is higher than anywhere except the u.s. what you built here was a rolex and really, perhaps, you should have made a timeex. >> it is a rolex. you're right. it should not just look like a rolex but also work like a rolex. >> reporter: it does, and the swiss love it, except once a year when premium prices go up. insurance companies which aren't allowed to make a profit from selling basic coverage and can't limit patient choice complain their hands are tied. do you think that patients have too much choice now? >> they have a lot of choice. >> reporter: too much? >> i think perhaps yes. >> reporter: given an aging population and high-tech medicine, some say costs are bound to rise 3% or 4% a year. health care reform here has been more expensive than reformers predicted, but the swiss say they didn't expect a perfect system overnight. >> such a system needs, i would say, forev
Jan 12, 2010 7:06pm EST
, annual medicare costs triple. >> with alzheimer's, there's no cure. >> reporter: the problem: can america cope with a growing disease for which there's no cure? ten years ago, the best seemed yet to come for three generation of this new orleans family. but lisa carbo, now 55, had to move in with her mother shirley when the 78-year-old was diagnosed with advanced alzehimer's disease. >> i know some people have it worse, but i'm getting there. >> reporter: ands where "there"? >> to nothing. to feeling like nothing. >> reporter: for five years, lisa juggled caring for her mother and her job as a nurse. but then a curveball. >> i didn't remember how to do my job! >> reporter: did you ever start to think "well, maybe i have dementia, too?" >> no. almost 9:00 a.m., i need to take my meds. >> reporter: but at 53, lisa was diagnosed with genetic form of alzheimer's, one that strikes at an earlier age. >> it floors me. these women raised me. >> reporter: lee so saa's 31-year-old daughter amy doesn't want testing because she could have the gene but never develop the disease. if nothing could save h
Jan 26, 2010 6:30pm EST
programs are exempt, so are the skyrocketing budgets of medicare medicaid, and social security. it's expected to save a mere $250 billion over ten years. that's less than 3% of the $9 trillion that will be added to the national debt during that period. still, the white house says every little bit helps. >> this is not the only thing we're going to be doing to bring down the deficit but what i would say is it's a start. >> reporter: many liberals are furious at the president, bombarding the internet with predictions that social programs will be targeted. republicans say it's not enough. >> we've been on quite a binge over the last 12 months and it's going to take a lot more than this kind of modest freeze to get us back on the right track. >> reporter: some republicans say it's little more than a gimmick. as one put it "it's like going on a diet after winning a pie-eating contest." even some democrats are warning of economic calamity if dramatic action isn't taken. >> we are on a course that is totally unsustainable. >> reporter: despite all the red ink, the senate today rejected crea
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